The 2016 PlayStation Experience took place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California this past weekend 12/3-12/4. I was able to attend and experience the PlayStation Experience with fellow Sony fanboys and fangirls. Overall it was pretty cool: I walked around, took some pictures, and tried out a few VR games. My convention experience can pretty much be summed up by standing in line for the VR games and watching the panels and reveals on my phone. The more memorable VR games I tried out were Batman: Arkham VR and Psychonauts VR– keep an eye out for a review on those later. There was also a pretty cool Lego display that I spent five whole minutes gawking over. But the show stealer for sure was the reveals and announcements. And there were a shitload– all ranging somewhere along the spectrum of lukewarm to holy shit. The following are the 5 that left me picking my jaw off the floor.
1. The Last of Us Part II
Naughty Dog, oh no you naughty didn’t. A sequel to Last of Us? YES PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP. The Last of Us Part II trailer was revealed on the first day of PSX 2016 and it can best be described as “cinematic as fuck.” The trailer is beautiful and is mostly Ellie singing a song, “Through The Valley”, and playing guitar. Doesn’t sound like much, right? Watch the trailer and then try telling me that. You won’t be able to. Because you’ll be too busy watching it again. It’s that good.
2. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
The fourth installment of the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise looks absolutely spectacular. But something’s missing, right? If you’re scratching your head wondering where the mutants are, so was I. Apparently the X-men did not make it on this year’s roster, which probably left more than a few people disgruntled.
3. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Did you cry after finishing Uncharted 4 because you thought it was the last installment? Hue hue. Well, you cried a little too soon because Sony announced a DLC: Uncharted Lost Legacy. The trailer features a masked woman who turns out to be Chloe from the Uncharted 2. This implies that instead of playing as Drake, we will be playing instead as Chloe. Much excite- can’t wait to find out more!
4. Let It Die
Let It Die is a 3rd person dungeon crawler, slasher type game set in a world that looks like a cross between Dark Souls and Fallout. The trailer looked visually appealing and boasted a grotesque, quirky type vibe. My favorite soundbite is in the beginning when a grim reaper with swirly eyes coasts by on a skateboard and introduces himself, “Senpai! I was looking for you. My name is Uncle Death!” The best part? It’s free ninety-nine. All you have to do is download it from the play store.
5. Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy
The Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy is a remastered, repackaged version of the first three Crash Bandicoot Games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot Warped. I saw the trailer and was immediately like– YAS memory lane! Because what’s better than nostalgic video games? Nostalgic video games in 4K baby!
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